Word Problem Wednesday: Picnics and Sandwiches!

By Damaris | Added Jun 8, 2016

Happy Word Problem Wednesday! It's getting sunnier and sunnier by the day, which means many opportunities for picnics on the horizon! Give this week's mouthwatering word problem a try; we'll update with the answer tomorrow.

Cameron and Morgan are planning a picnic and making sandwiches for all their friends! It takes Cameron 2 minutes to make a ham sandwich. It takes Morgan 3 minutes to make a ham sandwich. If they work together, how many ham sandwiches can they make in an hour?

Update: Here's the solution!

If it takes Cameron 2 minutes to make a sandwich, then he can make 60 ÷ 2 = 30 sandwiches in an hour. Morgan takes 3 minutes to make a sandwich, or 60 ÷ 3 = 20 sandwiches. If they work together, they make 30 + 20 = 50 sandwiches in an hour. Our word problem protagonists are clearly planning a big picnic!